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Dick Tracy 1990 poster.

  Dick Tracy was a hit 1990 Walt Disney Pictures film directed by Warren Beatty and released theatrically on June 15, 1990.

DevelopmentEdit

In 1988, Warren Beatty made a deal with Walt Disney Pictures to adapt the famous comic book series Dick Tracy into a feature film.


Joining Beatty, who cast himself as Dick Tracy, included Madonna Ciccone, Mandy Patinkin, Charlie Korsmo, Al Pacino, Glenne Headly, Dick Van Dyke, and many other of Beattys big-name friends.


Disney hoped to capitalize on the success of the previous Summers Batman, but despite the movie making $107 million at the multiplex, Dick Tracy failed to live up to expect Disneys expectations.


2 versions of Dick Tracy were released theatrically: the original Walt Disney Pictures version and an alternate Touchstone Pictures version; the Touchstone version was released on VHS on December 19, 1990, on DVD on April 2, 2002, and on BluRay and Digital Copy on December 11, 2012; the Disney version, however, has yet to see the light of day beyond the theaters.


Dick Tracy was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.

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